The food day, started by IHOP in 2006, offers diners a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes on March 7, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
IHOP’s National Pancake Day is more about fundraising than it is about pancakes, however. The all-day breakfast chain hopes to serve up 5 million pancakes and raise more than $3.5 million in charitable donations.
The International House of Pancakes uses National Pancake Day to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospital for Children and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
“Every pancake served on IHOP National Pancake Day has a purpose, and every penny raised goes a long way in making a meaningful, and lasting, impact on so many kids and families in our communities,” Darren Rebelez, president of IHOP Restaurants, said in a statement.
Since its inception, National Pancake day has helped the organization raise around $24 million for charities.
There are more than 1,700 IHOP …